The Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt by Lucy Boston 2020 Block Of The Month. An exclusive English Paper Piecing BOM programme by Sew and Quilt using Liberty Tana Lawn Fabrics. £19.75/Month + Postage
After the popularity and excellent feedback from our previous years, we are running the club for a fifth consecutive year starting January 2020!
What is a Block Of The Month (BOM) and how does it work?
Once you sign-up below for the 2019 Lucy Boston Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt BOM, you will be joining our programme starting in January - December 2020. Each month we send you a special box that will feel like you are opening up a gift! It will include fabrics, paper templates and instructions to make your own Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt. Please take a look at the photos to see how your lovely box will be packaged, and mark on the calendar your special 'pink box' days!
How much is the BOM club?
For all UK and EU residents the price is £19.75/month + Postage, for 12 months.
For International and European (outside EU zone) the price is £16.46/month (which excludes VAT) + Postage, for 12 months.
What's in my monthly BOM kit?
FABRIC: Each month's kit is carefully chosen and curated by Jessie Fincham. To keep things authentic we will be using a variety of Liberty Tana Lawns just as Lucy Boston used for her original POTC quilt, alongside other beautiful quilting cottons to enhance the overall look, which are conveniently pre-cut into strips ready for you to sub-cut as per our instructions. We will be using the premium-quality Art Gallery Elements for the off-white background fabric, it has a wonderful feel to it and works perfectly alongside Liberty Tana Lawns - and we've had excellent feedback on it from using it in previous years club. We are also using a lovely Tana Lawn for the sashing. There will be limited elements of fussy-cutting to do throughout the year and photographs will be included via newsletters for your reference. Please note my version photographed has much more than the original club due to the additional cost involved which would make it beyond the cost for a monthly club.
PAPER PIECES: Cut and packaged by us in-house, our excellent quality paper templates will be sent to you in varying amounts each month to make up the exact blocks you require. No need to re-use we provide you with enough for the whole quilt top!
WRITTEN INSTRUCTION SHEETS: A monthly instruction sheet which includes fabric swatches for you to match up with your kit. Easy to read cutting instructions, quilt block diagrams and assembly diagrams. I also send out a periodic BOM newsletter via email, which includes any extra details that need to be covered and detailed fussy-cutting photographs when required.
What is the Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt?
The original pattern was designed and pieced by Lucy Boston in the 1950's. Lucy Boston was from Cambridgeshire, England. Famed for her children's book series Green Knowe. In her spare time and created many beautiful patchworks, pieced over papers in the traditional manner. Since her passing in 1990 these patchworks have become legends in their own right.
What is the size of the quilt?
We have adapted the original quilt for the Sew and Quilt 2020 BOM Club by Jessie Fincham. We will have a 4 x 6 block layout which will be an achievable finish and works well for a 12-month club. Leaving you to quilt and finish in your desired style. The finished quilt top will measure approximately 57-1/2" x 86". Each month you will always make two of the coloured blocks, and varying amounts of the other connectors and joining blocks as well as edging pieces. While Lucy Boston fussy-cut almost all of her blocks in the original quilt, it is simply impossible to work this out on a kit basis for every block within an achievable budget, due to the fabric wastage. So we will be doing limited fussy-cutting in some blocks - with extra fabric to achieve this. The finished quilt will still be marvellous and be sure to become a family heirloom to treasure for years to come!
Each year we have offered our members a special limited edition 'add-on kit' to make your quilt larger. This is a one-off kit that includes all the paper templates, fabrics and instructions to make an additional column for your quilt top so it finishes at a 5 x 6 block layout. We will most likely run this again for 2020, which will be available to pre-order over the summer and will be dispatched around September 2020.
Do you offer acrylic templates?
Yes we do! We have a 2-piece template set available for you at £8.45, please select the option when signing up below.
I'm new to English Paper Piecing, is this achievable?
Difficulty: Confident beginner. Assumes a basic knowledge of the English Paper Piecing technique. (I have a very detailed tutorial on my blog if you need guidance). Once you have this practised you are good to go! The instructions are clear, and once you've done a couple of months you will understand the format and you should speed up with practise. We also have a friendly Facebook group with 250+ members who post photo's, advice and spur on the motivation each month! Please remember as well to sew at your own pace, do not feel pressured to 'keep up' with the boxes each month. You are creating an heirloom that will be enjoyed for many decades to come.
Do you ship internationally?
We do! Our BOM programme has been very popular internationally. We are now happy to announce we can now offer the BOM payments TAX free! Your new monthly total will be £16.46 per month + Postage. You will be liable for any customs charges or associated fees at your country's border, if at all.
How much is postage?
We charge the actual shipping rates + a small charge to cover packaging to make it as cost effective for you as possible. Shipping rates as follows and we have the same postage rates as 2019.
EU: £10.50 (Tracked)
EUROPE NON EU: £8.75 (Tracked)
REST OF WORLD: £13.00 (Tracked)
Can you add additional items to my BOM kit?
Unfortunately we can't. Please make a separate order if you wish to order other items from our shop.
We cannot tailor the kits to your preference. Due to the huge volume of work involved in prepping and packing it is not possible.
When will I receive my BOM kit?
We aim to dispatch your BOM kits 4 working days after the payment date. Delivery times will vary depending on location.
I was on a previous years POTC BOM club, can I join again?
Definitely! We would be thrilled to have you join us again. We had a number of people repeat already who wanted to go larger with their quilt top! We are using the same off-white background and Liberty sashing fabric so it will blend seamlessely with your previous quilt.
How and when will payment be taken?
Your card will be charged on the 15th of each month (if this falls on a weekend we will take the payment on the Friday). Your credit/debit card details are not kept on file (we do not see your card details, you enter them on the secure payment page via our payment provider). Your first payment will be debited on the 15th January 2020. The £1 sign-up fee is non-refundable, it is an enrolment fee. PLEASE CHECKOUT WITH CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, NOT A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. If you incorrectly sign-up using a PayPal account, you will be asked to re-register and your place on the club will not be confirmed until corrected.
Can I gift an annual subscription?
Absolutely, what a great gift idea! Just be sure to enter your own billing details and a different delivery name and address for the recipient.
Can I pay upfront in one payment?
Yes. We have a number of requests for this every year and we are happy to oblige. Please email me: email@example.com to confirm in writing you would like us to take the payment in full.
1. Do NOT checkout using PayPal. You will kindly be asked to re-register with your credit/debit card via the website again.
2. By signing up to the BOM club you agree to take part in the 12-month program, which runs from January - December 2020 and is non-cancelable under any circumstances, if you are unsure about the financial commitment please do not sign-up. We are a small business, fabric orders are based upon subscription numbers and we cannot re-sell your space mid-way through the program.
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